East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures offers an exciting range of courses. We offer a four-year sequence of courses in Chinese and Japanese languages as well as other coursework in literature, film, and culture.


Consider a major in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, a minor in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, or an Interdisciplinary Minor in East Asian Studies to complement your academic and career plans. Talk to your adviser about how proficiency in an East Asian language can become an important component of your educational plan, or contact one of us in East Asian Languages and Cultures to find out more about study opportunities.

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In the evening of Dec 4th, the Chinese Studies Club organized a hot pot dinner. WFU Chinese students got together learning Chinese hot pot culture while celebrating the end of another fruitful semester. The event started with a brief introduction to the history and variety of hot pot in different regions. ... See MoreSee Less

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James Churchill, Chinese Language and Culture major, Class of 2011, is teaching Chinese and Latin in CPA high school in Nashville, Tennessee. On November 19, Thursday, his students in Chinese 2 and Hu laoshi's students in Chinese 101 talked in Chinese via Skype. Great job, Che laoshi, 您的学生的发音很好!Enjoy the video! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dozens of students came to the calligraphy class last Thursday. They were fascinated by the authentic calligraphy culture and the exotic writing tools Tom brought to the class. They wrote like they were experts. Real practice, serious writing, lots of fun. Look forward to next time. ... See MoreSee Less

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On Saturday, Nov. 14, EALC students and faculty gathered for dinner and a forum in Reynolda Hall's beautiful Autumn Room. Participants shared insights from their cross-cultural experiences, such as studying abroad in China and Japan, coming to Wake Forest from China, and taking Japanese literature classes here. Students' motivations and challenges--from getting along with roommates and reading restaurant menus to overcoming stereotypes--highlighted the diversity of cultures hidden behind broad labels like "Chinese" and "American."

Thanks to the Provost's Fund for Student Engagement and the Office of Global Programs and Studies for supporting this event!
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